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BOUT

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bout mean? 

BOUT (noun)
  The noun BOUT has 4 senses:

1. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
2. a period of illness
3. a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
4. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

  Familiarity information: BOUT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOUT (noun)


Sense 1bout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

bout; round; turn

Hypernyms ("bout" is a kind of...):

period of play; play; playing period ((in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bout"):

top; top of the inning (the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat)

bottom; bottom of the inning (the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat)


Sense 2bout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period of illness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context examples:

a bout of fever / a bout of depression

Hypernyms ("bout" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


Sense 3bout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("bout" is a kind of...):

competition; contest (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)


Sense 4bout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An occasion for excessive eating or drinking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

binge; tear; bout; bust

Context example:

they went on a bust that lasted three days

Hypernyms ("bout" is a kind of...):

revel; revelry (unrestrained merrymaking)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bout"):

piss-up (vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking)


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